Category Archives: Evidences

How did Josiah change the religion of the Jewish nation?

What did the Deuteronomist reform? How did Josiah’s reign change the religion of the Israelites/The Kingdom of Judah? King Josiah changed the religion of Israel in the mid-seventh century BCE in several significant ways. According to the Old Testament account … Continue reading

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The fisherman and the old beat up boat

Today I was in a meeting listening to Elder and Sister Renlund. They both shared a wonderful parable about a man who was stranded in the open ocean, 30 miles from land. I tried to reproduce the parable the best … Continue reading

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Moroni 10 – Evidentiary Equilibrium

Evidentiary Equilibrium I am amazed at how the Book of Mormon is set up for us. The modern issues that mankind is struggling with (see my happiness post from earlier), concerning pride, racism, and monetary inequality, are all addressed in … Continue reading

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Thou Hast Sought My Will – The miracle of Ida Romney

“Thou Hast Sought My Will” Elder Dean L. Larsen writes of a Sabbath observing farmer who was troubled and dismayed to see his Sabbath-breaking neighbor bring in far better crops with a much higher, more profitable yield. But in such … Continue reading

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Anabasis and Catabasis in the Old Testament and The Book of Mormon

Anabasis and Catabasis in the Old Testament and The Book of Mormon As I have studied Hebrew writing forms at a beginner level, I have found both styles known as anabasis and catabasis very interesting. The following is an excerpt … Continue reading

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Martin Harris’ Dying Testimony

Soon after his arrival in Utah Martin Harris located in Smithfield, and later in Clarkston, Cache county, where he died July 10, 1875, nearly ninety-three years old. A few hours before his death, when prostrated with great weakness. Bishop Simon … Continue reading

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Martin Harris’ Testimony of The Book of Mormon as given to William Pilkington

TESTIMONY OF MARTIN HARRIS RECORDED BY WILLIAM PILKINGTON Source: William Pilkington to Vern C. Poulter, 28 February 1930, BYU-A. Smithfield, February 28, 1930 My Dear Brother Poulter: I received your kind and welcome letter all right, and was more than … Continue reading

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